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C.H.I.P. grant awarded

September 28, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

TORONTO?- Toronto has been awarded a $250,000 Community Housing Improvement Program grant from the Ohio Department of Development.

The program runs from September through October of 2014 and will include several housing-related activities designed to assist low- and moderate-income homeowners, home seekers and renters.

The program includes comprehensive owner rehabilitation designed to fully rehabilitate and reduce lead hazards in homes in the C.H.I.P. target area, bounded by Market Street on the south, city limits on the north, state Route 11 on the west and North River Avenue on the east; home repairs for eligible homeowners designed to repair one or two serious concerns; and rental assistance for low-income renters working through the Jefferson County Community Action Council.

Those seeking assistance should contact the program administrators for applications.

Applications, program information and income eligibility requirements can be obtained by contacting Bleckman and Associates, program administrator for Toronto, at (330) 499-9798.

It's expected applications for assistance will be mailed to interested parties beginning Monday, and repairs will begin in the spring.

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